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It sounds like a backlight or inverter problem. You can verify this by using a bright light to shine on the screen surface. If you can see the picture (but it will be very dark) that means that the backlight which illuminates the screen from behind. You would have to replace the inverter to test it, but there is good news: These are pretty difficult to find parts for, and not an easy repair for an amateur; acer products usually have a 3 year warranty on the backlight/inverter system, so I would start there.
Try looking at the LCD screen at a sharp angle to see if ghost-like video can be seen during the 'off' time of the flicker.
If video is still present even though not that visible, then either the backlight or its power supply are failing.
The color problem could also be caused by a backlight lamp that is not ionizing completely.
With Windows Vista, right click on the wallpaper background, click personalize on the bottom of the pop-up, and choose windows color and appearance. Fiddle with the intensities with the various colors. Messing with the pink setting seemed to help. If you're lucky, the red will come back and you can choose to revert to the default settings.